Gresh & Zo thinking that Dowling will not be the key to the Pats defense possibly could be Dont’a Hightower rookie from Alabama.
On the final day of their mandatory minicamp, Bill Belichick gave his Patriots the day off from practice.
With the release of Leigh Bodden on Friday and Ras-I Dowling landing on the IR, the spotlight is on Patriots corner Antwaun Molden.
The Patriots announced on Saturday that have placed cornerback Ras-I Dowling on injured reserve.
A look at the key matchups in the Patriots-Steelers tilt in Pittsburgh this weekend.
Corner Ras-I Dowling and linebacker Dane Fletcher were the only two Patriots not on the field for Thursdays practice.
For the second straight day, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was absent from the media portion of practice.
Running back Danny Woodhead is active for the New England Patriots on Sunday when they take on the Dallas Cowboys.
New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been cleared to play, and is active for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.
The New England Patriots are without corners Leigh Bodden and Ras-I Dowling, and defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.